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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/
    • /ˈfeɪ.vər.ə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-ver-uh-buh l, feyv-ruh-]
    • /ˈfeɪ vər ə bəl, ˈfeɪv rə-/

Definitions of favorable word

  • adjective favorable characterized by approval or support; positive: a favorable report. 1
  • adjective favorable creating or winning favor; pleasing: to make a favorable impression. 1
  • adjective favorable affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous: a favorable position. 1
  • adjective favorable (of an answer) granting what is desired. 1
  • adjective favorable boding well; propitious: The signs are favorable for a new start. 1
  • noun favorable Expressing approval. 1

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Origin of favorable

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French < Latin favōrābilis. See favor, -able

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Parts of speech for Favorable


favorable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for favorable

adj favorable

  • sympathetic — characterized by, proceeding from, exhibiting, or feeling sympathy; sympathizing; compassionate: a sympathetic listener.
  • positive — explicitly stated, stipulated, or expressed: a positive acceptance of the agreement.
  • benign — You use benign to describe someone who is kind, gentle, and harmless.
  • agreeable — If something is agreeable, it is pleasant and you enjoy it.
  • supportive — giving support.

adjective favorable

  • approving — An approving reaction or remark shows support for something, or satisfaction with it.
  • constructive — A constructive discussion, comment, or approach is useful and helpful rather than negative and unhelpful.
  • good — Graph-Oriented Object Database
  • encouraging — Giving someone support or confidence; supportive.
  • flattering — to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.

Antonyms for favorable

adj favorable

  • disadvantageous — characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental.
  • hateful — arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  • unfavorable — not favorable; contrary; adverse: an unfavorable wind.
  • unfriendly — not amicable; not friendly or kindly in disposition; unsympathetic; aloof: an unfriendly coldness of manner.
  • derogatory — If you make a derogatory remark or comment about someone or something, you express your low opinion of them.

adjective favorable

  • negative — expressing or containing negation or denial: a negative response to the question.
  • inauspicious — not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.

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